ERIC Number: ED254770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of the Professional Development Activities of School Guidance Counselors in the State of Maine: Analysis and Recommendations.
Sutton, John M., Jr.; Southworth, Robert S.
An awareness of the present and future training needs of practicing school guidance counselors could be very useful for faculty of counselor education programs. To determine what type of training Maine counselors desired and needed, the University of Southern Maine had 302 school counselors complete questionnaires assessing their professional development needs. Survey results were divided into four sections: biographical information, current professional development activities, future training needs, and miscellaneous counselor interests. Responses showed that Maine school counselors are relatively young (81 percent are in their 40s or younger), and that they participate in few professional activities. They indicated interest in many training topics (small group and substance abuse counseling were most frequently listed), and a variety of training formats. (Recommendations based on survey results are listed for the University of Maine counselor education programs, the Maine Department of Education, the Maine Personnel and Guidance Association, and for all counselor education units. The survey instrument is included.) (BH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Maine, Gorham.
Note: Prepared in the Department of Human Resource Development.